I woke up early this morning. Instead of laying in bed, lamenting that I couldn’t sleep, I actually got up. I took care of myself. I had breakfast. I took my medicine. Brushed my teeth, washed my face… all the things I have to scurry around doing while my kids are calling me from the other room, I actually got to do and ENJOY. I even got dressed in clothes that aren’t pajamas. Okay, so they’re yoga pants, but I get points for trying, right? And now, I’m going to actually try and get some work done while my kids are still sleeping. People, I haven’t been this proud of myself in a long time.
Character Interview with Michaela from The Sphinx Project by Kate Hawkings
Today, I’d like to welcome Michaela from The Sphinx Project by Kate Hawkings to the blog! I just finished reading The Sphinx Project, and I loved it! You can check out my review HERE. I asked her some either/or questions as to what she would prefer. Welcome Michaela!
BREA: Michaela, do you prefer being by yourself or with others?
MICHAELA: It’s hard to decide because I’ve never really had much time to myself. I’ve managed to steal a few moments here and there since we left the labs though, and I’ve really enjoyed the peace.
BREA:Soda or coffee?
MICHAELA: I’ve never tried coffee, but it smells nice!
BREA: Car or motorbike?
MICHAELA: Motorbikes, they just makes me feel free.
BREA: Rock music or pop music?
MICHAELA: To be honest I don’t know the difference… I’ve liked all the music we’ve listened to though.
BREA: Going to stores or ordering online?
MICHAELA: I’ve not bought anything online before, but Mouse has. It seems so much easier.
BREA: Cake or ice cream?
MICHAELA: ICE CREAM!
BREA: Movie theatre or DVD?
MICHAELA: I’ve never been to a movie theatre OR watched a DVD before…
BREA: Book or magazine?
MICHAELA: Book… I’ve seen a couple of magazines since I got out, but they all seem to be about clothes.
BREA: Dressy clothes or casual clothes?
MICHAELA: Casual. I really don’t understand the frilly and lacy bits on the dressy clothes. I like to be able to move around without worrying about what I’m wearing.
BREA: Sleep in or get up early?
MICHAELA: Early. I like seeing the sun rise.
BREA: Italian or Mexican?
MICHAELA: I don’t think I’ve tried Mexican, but I did get to try pizza. It was awesome!
BREA: Which would you rather lose, you hair or your teeth?
MICHAELA: Hair, I could always wear a wig.
BREA: Chocolate or vanilla?
MICHAELA: Chocolate, definitely chocolate.
BREA: Money or love?
MICHAELA: I’ve never had money of my own, I can live without it. I’d take love any day.
BREA: Fly or read minds?
MICHAELA: Hmm, both could be hugely advantageous… On one hand I would always know what my opponent are going to do next. On the other, I would be able to get a proper view of our location and see things coming from miles away. Although it would probably be more sensible to choose mind reading, flight just tugs at me!
BREA: Lose your sight or hearing?
MICHAELA: Sight. My hearing would be more beneficial than my sight if I were only to have one of them.
Thanks so much for visiting with me today, Michaela! I really enjoyed your story, and can’t wait to see what happens to you next!
For those of you who haven’t picked up The Sphinx Project yet, you should! It’s great!
Something Random I Wrote Today
Today we were discussing the lost colony of Roanoke in my English class. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the story, there were some settlers on Roanoke Island before the pilgrims settled at Jamestown, Virginia. My professor gave us three minutes to free-write about what we thought might have happened to the settlers that vanished. I didn’t end up deciding what I thought happened, but I thought I would share with you what I did write:
“Ellen! Grab James–they’re coming!”
Ellen glanced at the terrified face of her husband John. “But what of our belongings?”
“There’s no time. Leave everything.”
She grabbed her two-year-old son from the floor where he sat playing. He screamed his outrage at being disturbed. “Keep him quiet,” John ordered.
Picking up James’ favorite toy, she handed it to him and the child quieted. They ran for the door and opened it to find devastation.
So, what do you think? Should I continue this? Any theories as to what happened to the lost colony?
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Review: Elemental Reality by Cesya MaRae Cuono
Today we have the Elemental Reality Blog Tour stopping by! I recently had the opportunity to read and review Elemental Reality (Elemental #1) by Cesya MaRae Cuono
Cesya MaRae Cuono hails from a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Alvernia University where she majored in Business Administration and also received her certificate of Multi-Media & Production makeup from Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry. You can find any updates from Cesya on her website at www.cesyacuonobooks.blogspot.com.
Writing Prompts: "Princess Pink"
I Hope He’ll Forgive Me
Writing Prompts: Medical Professional
Writing Prompts: Childhood Mythical Creature
Writing Prompts: "Nothing to Say"
Moira’s Blog 6.30.11
Be sure to check out how Team Promethiad handled this week’s challenge on Escape! You can see it here: Escape: Challenge Four: The Valley of Death
*Warning: This post contains some graphic language. Moira likes to say things how she sees it.*